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A Summers Evening Woodland Stroll With Lighthouse Clothing + £100 Voucher Giveaway

Asides from the warm weather, one of my favourite things about summertime is the lighter evenings. I love that it feels like despite the fact that there aren't anymore hours in the day, you can really maximise the hours that are there. The lighter evenings, whilst keeping my boys awake a bit longer in the evenings, suit me perfectly as a blogger and a vlogger as I have so many more hours available to me to be able to take photographs and film videos for my youtube channel. I also really like the fact that the summer feels so much more spontaneous compared to the routine of winter - spontaneous walks to the park, or strolls around the woods in the early evening is a luxury only the summer really allows for and I just love it!

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The Boys In July: The Gap Is Closing & Thinking About Logan Starting School

It's been a while since I've written a post solely on how the boys are getting on. I hadn't realised that the last post I wrote like this was back in February!

Ethan is five now and Logan is three and though the two year and two month age gap never changes it almost seems like the gap between them is closing, especially so since Logan turned three.

Logan's shot up and the height gap between him and his brother is getting smaller and as Logan changes so quickly from being a toddler to a now being a little boy, it has suddenly hit me that I have two little boys now, rather than a toddler and a baby or a little boy and a toddler.

I feel like they're quite similar in looks too, sometimes I see double with them and there have been times where I've called them the wrong names because I've thought that they were the other.

Pool Party and BBQ with Family For Logan's 3rd Birthday

It was Logan's birthday on Saturday - I can't believe that he's 3 now. 3 feels like a significant age because for months now we've been saying to Logan as Ethan's left for school in the mornings, "You'll be able to go too when you're 3". Nursery of course isn't quite school, but it feels like it - he'll be wearing a little uniform just like Ethan's and as the nursery is at the school, he'll be in the same building as Ethan is now.

Happy 3rd Birthday My Darling Logan

My beautiful boy,

I honestly can't believe that you're 3 today. I vividly remember the days I was overdue with you. You took 8 days to come out past your due date and I was so desperate to meet you. I spent those 8 days wondering, 'Is today going to be the day?' and I remember constantly re-painting my nails. Which always makes me laugh when I think back. I wanted to have nice nails as I knew I'd probably not have as much time or the chance to worry about things like that when you came. Silly really.

I remember going into labour with you - it started off with little twinges that would come in waves and I remember thinking 'Gosh this is much easier than I remember with Ethan'... But oh how I would eat my words - your birth turned me into a screaming banshee! I can't tell you how good that extra large cup of tea afterwards was on my (very) sore throat! ;)

I remember thinking I was sure I wasn't going to make it during your labour and wondering how on earth you were going to come out. Both you and your brother were big babies at over 9lbs each. It's a wonder really especially considering I was monitored during my pregnancies because it was assumed that because of my slim frame that my babies might end up being on the small size - as it turned out there was no cause for concern there(!!). ;)

Logan the last three years with you have been incredible. You really don't know how much happiness you bring to our lives - your smile honestly is contagious and your laugh is the best. I feel so lucky to get to be your Mummy. You and Ethan complete your Daddy and I - you've both made us feel so content and everything feels so much worthwhile.

You're a smart little cookie - you learnt all your numbers and letters really quickly and at 2 you know all of your phonics. You love joining in with your brother and you love joining in with Ethan's school friends at parties and on the way home from his school. You'll start nursery in September and your Daddy and I both think that you are going to love it. I'll miss our one-on-one time though, I really will.

I was just looking back at old photos of you and gosh weren't you (and aren't you still) cute! I feel like the days of you drinking from a milk bottle, sucking on your dummy and learning to walk were just yesterday. I'm learning that time flies when you're a parent and how essential it is to make the most of these young days.

Logan you're feisty, your determined, you're spirited and you're energeti, just like your brother. And you're funny, you're loving, you're clever, you're ridiculously cute and you're my world, just like your brother.

I love you more than you will ever, ever know little man and I wish you the best 3rd birthday ever - just please don't grow up too fast! <3

Love always,


Home and Garden Renovation Update | Two Storey Front Side Extension + Kitchen and Garden

It's been around 8 weeks since I shared our before photos of our house and garden and since work started on our two storey front side extension, kitchen, driveway and garden and so I thought I'd post a little update about how it's all been going. If you follow my youtube channel then you will probably have seen me sharing updates as it's been going along over there. 

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The Benefits Of Going Away As A Big Family

We've recently returned from a family holiday in Cornwall where we stayed in a beautiful house in Camelford with my in-laws and my sister in law and we had such a lovely time. Last year we visited Crete in Greece with my in-laws, my sister-in-law, her boyfriend and then my brother-in-law and his girlfriend and again we had such a lovely time being there as a big family. And so today I thought it would be nice to share a post all about what I think the benefits are of going away as a big family.

Percy the Police Car Trunki Giveaway!

My eldest Son Ethan has had a Trunki for a few years now and it has been used countless amounts of times for things like trips, holidays away (it's a perfect size for taking on the plane and riding around the airport on) and for staying overnight at his Grandparents. For a while now we'd been meaning to get our second little boy Logan one too, so that they had one each and this week Trunki were kind enough to send us their newest addition to the Trunki range, their brand new Percy the Police Car Trunki, as well as very kindly offering a second one as a giveaway prize for one of my blog readers.

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